Dying Teenagers – level 2

22-05-2019 15:00

In the USA, suicide is the second most common cause of death in young people. Suicide rates of people aged 10–19 went up between 1975 and 2016.

Young men are more likely to commit suicide than girls, but more girls are killing themselves. Every year from 2007, 13% more girls aged 10–14 committed suicide.

The study does now know why more girls are killing themselves. Some people think that one reason is social media.

Difficult words: suicide (the act of killing yourself), suicide rate (how many people commit suicide), commit suicide (kill yourself).

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